Alcatraz the inescapable prison

The darkest prison in the 1900's

How Alcatraz was Inescapeable

Alcatraz was created by Juan Manuel De Ayala in the 1840’s as a military base then in 1943 it was used as a super prison (Alcatraz). A super prison is you do something bad in the real world and you get sent to jail and if you slip up in prison you get sent to Alcatraz. Like if Jeff stole something and he gets sent prison and then he gets into a fight and nearly kills the other person Jeff goes to Alcatraz and the other will go to the hospital guarded by guards and gets healed then goes back to jail. And that is an example of a super prison. Because Alcatraz was the worst of the worst and many people tried to escape.

Attempts of escape

There were 14 attempts of escape. One attempt was a guy working at a laundry place in Alcatraz and he slowly assembled an army uniform and got onto the boat to shore but it was actually going to a army base in the middle of the water and the guard noticed that he was gone and phoned the army base to get him, and they were there and caught him and took him back to Alcatraz.


April 27, 1936 Joseph Bowers was working burning trash at the island incinerator when suddenly he had a crazy thought that he had to make a run for so he ran and then began to climb a chain link fence in an attempt escape for the Bay. Then a guard in a watch tower saw him, he ignored commands to descend from the fence as well as a warning shot into the air before being hit by a round, he then fell 60ft to his death


April 14, 1943 James Boarman, Harold Martin Brest, Floyd Garland Hamilton, and Fred John Hunter, Cut open window bars in the industries buildings mat shop without being noticed by the guards and assembled four flotation devices. They then overpowered two guards bound, and gagged (a gag is like something in a person mouth that makes it so he can't speak) then they escaped out the window, However one of the overpowered guards managed to get his whistle loose and the other managed to slip his gag and blow the first guards whistle, alerting the tower guards who fired on the escapes. Boarman was hit by a round and floated in the water dead, supported by Brest. As a prison launched military pick up by Brest, he let go of boarman, who sank beneath the surface and Boarman’s body was never recovered. Hunter, who injured his back and hands from the jump from the window couldn't swim in the escape attempt, then found shelter in a nearby cave, but discovered by the guards two hours later surrendered, Hamilton was thought to been shot by the guards along with boarman to have similarly sunk, but actually he was hiding in the same cave as hunter. Two days later, he climbed back up through the same window from which he had jumped, Then hid under a pile of material in the storeroom he was found there the next morning. Hungry.


September 19, 1958 A’aron Burgett, and Clyde Johnson were working on the garbage detail when they overpowered guards in a attempt of escape, both jumped into the water, trying to swim off the island, a police launch interrupted Johnson, But Burgett disappeared until his body was up in the San Francisco shoreline 2 weeks later dead.

The Most famous escape attempt

The June 1962 Alcatraz escape may have been the only successful escape from Alcatraz Federal prison in that facility's history. On the night of June 11 or early morning of June 12, inmates Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris tucked papier-mâché heads resembling their own likenesses into their beds, broke out of the main prison building via an unused utility corridor, and departed Alcatraz Island aboard an improvised inflatable raft to an uncertain fate.


Hundreds of leads have been pursued by the FBI and local law enforcement officials in the ensuing years, but no conclusive evidence has ever surfaced favoring the success or failure of the attempt. Numerous theories of widely varying plausibility have been proposed by authorities, reporters, family members, and amateur enthusiasts. In 1979 the FBI officially concluded, on the basis of circumstantial evidence and a preponderance of expert opinion, that the men drowned in the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay before reaching the mainland. The U.S. Marshals Service case file remains open and active, however, and Morris and the Anglin brothers remain on its wanted list.